Start The New Year At Fairyhouse Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 8 runners)
  • Winner €10,006 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 24.60s
  • Off time: 14:01:23
Full result
Result 14:00 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Speed Dial 5/2f
2nd 2 Acriveen 3/1
3rd 4 Sands Cove hd 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4817P-6
Pink & white diamonds Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 44
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:M J Bolger
  • Form: 4817P-6
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
12 164 11-10 J C McConnell M J Bolger (3) 123 14/1
2 64P113
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, red cap Acriveen (IRE) 31
  • T:J A Berry
  • J:A F O'Neill
  • Form: 64P113
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
11 159 11-5 J A Berry A F O'Neill (7) 118 3/1
4 135-918
YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Sands Cove (IRE) 52
  • T:C F Swan
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 135-918
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 C F Swan D J Casey 115 8/1
5 51-057
Dark blue, emerald green braces, halved sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Authinger (IRE) 141
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 51-057
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 A L T Moore M P Walsh 116 5/1
6 60495-9
WHITE, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves & cap Total Reality (IRE) 20
  • T:D Cullen
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 60495-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 p D Cullen P Carberry 113 9/2
7 5610-PP
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ozeta (FR) 31
  • T:N Madden
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 5610-PP
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 N Madden N P Madden 113 14/1
8 F25070
DARK GREEN, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Mark Me Up 33
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: F25070
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 t P J Rothwell B J Cooper 102 12/1
9 2F2114
Black, white cross sashes, striped cap Speed Dial 6
  • T:P Hughes
  • J:T C Carroll
  • Form: 2F2114
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 141 10-1 P Hughes T C Carroll (5) 100 5/2f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 4/333-16
Miriam's Dream (IRE) 1
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 4/333-16
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 113 A J Martin R C Colgan 116 NR

In depth

Verdict

Miriam's Dream, who won a maiden at Roscommon in October, was engaged in the 2.35 at Punchestown yesterday. Speed Dial completed a double here and at Wexford but has climbed the ratings as a consequence and couldn't complete the hat-trick at Down Royal. He's still likely to get competitive here along with Acriveen, though she's another whose hat-trick attempt was thwarted by an elevated handicap mark. OZETA doesn't look an obvious candidate having pulled up on her two latest starts but she's better than that having won a Listed race at Auteuil and scoring for Nicky Henderson at Taunton. She can't get much lower in the weights and can surprise more fancied rivals.

Formwatch

Miriam's Dream (IRE) 9-4 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th before halfway, progress 3 out, challenged and clear of remainder from before last, edged ahead near finish, won at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct beating Minella Reception (11-12) by hd, 15 ran.

Speed Dial 3-1 (11-9) Settled towards rear, some headway approaching straight, 6th 2 out, moderate 4th before last, kept on run-in without troubling leaders, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Court Jester (10-4) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.

Acriveen (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 7th 3 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind King Of Queens (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl sft in Dec.

Sands Cove (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Led early, headed 3rd but remained prominent until ridden and lost place entering straight, no extra, 8th of 9, 28l behind Worldor (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.

Mark Me Up 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Marito (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs hvy in Nov.

Total Reality (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 13, well behind His Excellency (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in May.

Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden 2 out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 32l behind Beef To The Heels (10-10) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 hvy in Nov.

Authinger (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Held up, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd after 2 out, ridden and weakened home bend, 7th of 8, 33l behind Whatever It Takes (10-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 4yo hcp hdl in Aug.

Ozeta (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Bog Warrior (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Dec, 18 ran.